A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a blog.

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Specific theme for non logged in users

I want to make an specific theme for non logged in users, but I don´t know how to make the function or plugin to shift the theme for them, and left another specific theme for logged in users. Anyone ...
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Renaming the Twenty Fourteen Wordpress theme

I know the benefits of creating child themes, but it in my case I really would like to create a theme based upon another one without any dependencies to a parent theme. I tried to use a sed command to ...
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Some doubts about how to show posts in a custom theme?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I have some doubt about this WP function used to show my post in the homepage: <?php if ( have_posts() ) : // Start the ...
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What tags should be used for themes to show the type of layout?

In the Tag Filter the old tags 'fixed-width' and 'flexible-width' were renamed to 'fixed-layout' and 'fluid-layout'. Also new 'responsive-layout' tag appears. Should users duplicate new tag ...
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add_action in functions.php, do_action in plugin?

I am trying to set an add_action function in my currently active WordPress theme functions.php file, for a defined do_action function within an activated WordPress plugin. The add_action function in ...
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Download WordPress.com theme: how?

I like this theme. But I don't want it to use with a wordpress.com blog but download it to use with my WordPress site at my own domain. But I can't find a download link. Is it possible?
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hfeed CSS class in Twentyeleven Theme

The twentyeleven theme has hfeed class attached with the main container #page. I could not find any definition of hfeed in style.css. Does it have any purpose or its just a random class name given?
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Working with an Array inside Your Theme Options Array - Multiple Values

I apologize if this is covered extensively elsewhere, I'm not sure how to phrase my searches on the topic. Basically, instead of the following standard code to store data in WP-options... $options = ...
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Protect changes made to the theme when updating

I customized the wordpress theme I'm using by changing php, css and even a js file. Is there a way to protect these changes, when updating the theme to a new version?
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How to change sidebar per page?

I am new to theming with wordpress. I have a theme layout with one sidebar at the right side of the website. Now on my homepage and one other page i dont want to have the sidebar. On all other pages ...
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Wordpress Theme for Video Showcase [closed]

Does anyone know of a good theme for showcasing multiple Youtube videos? Thanks!
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How can you showcase various premium themes to clients without having to pre-purchase the theme?

If you use a premium theme service (my skills lie more in coding than artwork), what is a good way to show clients examples of what themes are available to them, without sending them to the theme ...
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PHP files included in functions.php don't seem to work

This is my first post on WordPress StackExchange, I'll try to be precise. My question is: Is there anything in particular I should do to the files I'm including in my theme's functions.php file? ...
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Getting headers property from WP_Theme object

Using wp_get_theme returns an object holding the properties of the current theme. The headers property contains any array of information I wish to access. I can access the other properties using ...
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Same theme name issue with wordpress repository theme

I created new theme with name for example XYZ. its good till now but the issue comes before few days. Wordpress repository has a theme with same name as my theme's name. Now the issue is when the ...
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How to remove a file included in parent theme with locate_template() via child theme?

In my theme I use locate_template() to load the various parts of my functions library. I'm looking for a way to not include one of those files when using a child theme. I tried adding ...
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Child-theme breaks site

So, I have a child-theme with nothing but the required CSS file in it. Once I activated this child-theme my entire site is down. I end up with 2 questions: How can activating a child-theme with ...
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Theme Check: Could not find post_class

I've inherited a theme from a another developer that I've re-styled for a client. We're just about finished, but I thought I'd run it through the Theme-Check plug-in to see if there's any errors or ...
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Confit theme on Wordpress.org

I'm a fairly new user of wordpress.org. I have a wordpress.com site using the Confit theme and wish to transfer it to .org. I exported the site from .com and into imported to .org successfully, only ...
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How to put a banner ad between post 1 and post 2 on homepage only

Wordpress Swift Theme is installed on my My site http://tech-ticks.info From last few days, I am trying to find a solution to put an ad banner on homepage only between post1 and post 2. I have ...
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How can I list recent posts excerpts?

I am using this directly from the codex to list 3 recent articles titles. <ul> <?php $args = array( 'numberposts' => '3'); $recent_posts = wp_get_recent_posts( $args ); foreach( ...
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How do themes render caption texts in extended markup (e.g. “wp-caption” paragraphs)

I've created my own theme based on a very lean template. My theme is not parsing the [caption]...[/caption] markup to the correct html. It's just showing the text without any markup around it. Here ...
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how to get path to images in the uploads folder to be used in a plugin

I have some folder with images in /wp-content/uploads. I also have a plugin file in /wp-content/plugins. I want to retrieve the images stored in /wp-content/uploads and use them in the plugin file. I ...
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Creating a rotating header /image slider using theme customization

So I'm learning WP and I want to create a rotating image slider for the header (like in this) using Theme Customization API. But I can't figure out how to and what setting should I use to take the ...
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Changing the template hierarchy

Is there an easy way to change the WP default template hierarchy? For instance; Say I want to change my theme directory structure so that it completely changes from the Template Hierarchy suggested ...
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Which themes do you use to test compatibilities with your plugin [closed]

When developing a plugin, I usually test it with the following themes before public release: TwentyTen by Automattic TwentyEleven by Automattic Coraline by Automattic Duster by Automattic Hybrid by ...
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How to add custom css file in theme?

Some themes ask you not to edit the style.css file, instead use custom.css file. If you write code on custom.css, it will overwrite the same element style in style.css. I think this is done in order ...
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file_get_contents Not allowed in Themes?

I'm using file_get_contents in a theme development (in a widget of the theme). However the theme check plugin gives me following warning: WARNING: file_get_contents was found in the file file.php ...
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Change Default Image HTML

I am making a Wordpress theme and want to change the default image html. For example if you upload an image using Wordpress uploader it generates the following html for your images <a ...
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How to set different settings for a mobile theme?

My desktop version of wordpress theme requires using a 'static' page as the start page as it has custom shortcodes etc. While this is good, when it comes to my mobile theme, sadly the 'static' page ...
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How to Insert Shortcodes into Theme?

I have content locker plugin. For locking contents, im using this shortcode: [wp-like-locker] Your locked content here... [/wp-like-locker] and I need lock every post on my blog. How could I ...
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How to use get_page_by_title() with qTranslate?

Any idea how I can use the WP function get_page_by_title() with qTranslate installed? for example: $page_contact = get_page_by_title( '_e("[:en]contact");' ,'page' ); $page_contact_ID = ...
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switch a theme different per user role

I plan to use the member plugin by Justin Tadlock I wish to know if how could I, on the front side, auto switch to a theme according to a role status.. for example authors would have the site ...
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Changing $before_widget for certain widgets

So I'm working on designing a Wordpress theme with lots of extra widgets. The ones I have added are in separate files, and called in the functions.php I have lots of css on the widgets themselves and ...
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How do I put my comment form above the comments?

The default way to do things seem to have the comment form below the comments. I'd like to have the form at the top. How do I achieve this?
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Display a specific dynamic sidebar widgets on a specific page

I have had a wordpress site handed off to me halfway through completion. It's been at least a year since I last used wordpress and there are a lot of things I'm finding different. The way I am used to ...
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How do I hardcode a WordPress shortcode into my theme?

I am using WooTheme's Canvas theme and would like to "hardcode" in the [post_comments] shortcode into my theme. [post_comments] displays a comment link with comment count (ie Comments 10) in my post. ...
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adding multiple sidebars on pages

I am using twentyten theme and I want there to be two sidebars on my page - one on the left and the second on the right. Can any one tell me how to do that?
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Varying Search Result Pages

I have two different kinds of search results on my site and I'd like to change the look of the search result page entirely. I've played around with the search form a bit but I'm unsure how to force it ...
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What are non-printable characters doing in my theme?

* REQUIRED: Non-printable characters were found in the 'functions.php' file. You may want to check this file for errors. What are non-printable characters and how can I correct it?
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How do you get thumbnails to show up in the admin edit post?

I tried to add thumbnail support to my theme add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' ); set_post_thumbnail_size(133, 133, true); add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails', array( 'post' ) ); ...
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How to set a single theme directory on a multisite blog?

Some days ago I've upgraded my single-site WP installation to support a multi-site WP website. So I've created two new sites and set the same theme I was using on my single WP blog before. But ...
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wordpress theme backend admin only

Does anyone know of a theme that completely removes all uses and aspects of the frontend. So the sole use of the site will be in the admin section. to use as a portal for something like a school or ...
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how to add custom fields in page

I am still new to Wordpress and I want to insert a featured content gallery into a Wordpress page. I tried to do it myself, but it wanted me to use custom fields. Where can I add custom fields, is ...
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Add a series of checkboxes to theme options

Hi I made a theme options by this tutorial This options have multicheck type by checkboxes. I don't know how to make it work. I'm try to exclude page using this multicheck. This is my array with ...
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Adding a Template to the Page Attributes Panel for both Posts and Pages?

I would like to keep my main theme as the active theme, but allow users to select a slightly different layout via the "Page/Post Attributes" panel. Ideally, I'd like to store this layout under my main ...
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Wordpress Theme Development Seemingly Awful Partitioning of Includes?

I just finished a tutorial that told me to create my header.php without closing a tag at the bottom of the included file. Now while I realize that in anyone of the parent files which includes ...
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Why do Trackbacks/Pingbacks not appear below my posts/pages?

My wordpress required me to check some Trackbacks and I checked and accepted them. They are listed in the comment administration and I activated "allow Trackbacks/Pingbacks on this page" on the ...
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How to add theme support?

I figured this would have been a question already, but I haven't come across it. I'm wondering what the correct hook for checking theme support is in a theme and also a plugin. function ...
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Set the transport of the Customizer 'header_image' core setting to 'postMessage'

To activate the Customizer core section Navigation (ID: nav), you need to: add_theme_support( 'custom-header' ); I already tried to make the transport of the Customizer header_image setting ...